Stat-based power rankings probably only start being useful after about week 3, but I wanted to get started in week 1 this season to be sure. The top 10 remained pretty stable after week 3 last year and was a great predictor of making the playoffs. The Hawks better start a steep climb this week if they want to sniff the top 10 in two weeks.

Take some solace in the fact that ours was only the third worst ass beating in the NFL last week.

Seattle was the second most disappointing team compared to preseason stats, and I’d argue the most disappointing team based on expectations.

You can find an explanation of how I came up with my formula here.
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Rank
Team
Team Strength
Change From Last Week
1
Philadelphia
40.54
38.04
2
Denver
31.34
26.84
3
Buffalo
26.62
26.62
4
Dallas
23.55
26.65
5
Pittsburgh
23.39
21.29
6
Atlanta
22.05
18.65
7
Chicago
19.09
21.89
8
NY Giants
11.54
11.64
9
Tennessee
10.55
8.15
10
Baltimore
9.69
16.09
11
NY Jets
9.68
6.98
12
New England
8.91
18.31
13
Green Bay
7.4
14.70
14
New Orleans
5.73
-0.07
15
Arizona
4.22
2.02
16
Carolina
0.98
-8.42
17
San Diego
-0.98
-4.08
18
San Francisco
-4.22
-9.72
19
Tampa Bay
-5.73
-15.43
20
Minnesota
-7.4
-2.00
21
Kansas City
-8.91
-1.51
22
Cincinnati
-9.59
-6.29
23
Miami
-9.68
-16.78
24
Jacksonville
-10.55
-16.85
25
Washington
-11.54
-2.24
26
Indianapolis
-19.09
-9.39
27
Detroit
-22.05
-36.15
28
Houston
-23.39
-21.69
29
Cleveland
-23.55
-13.25
30
Seattle
-26.62
-35.22
31
Oakland
-31.24
-26.04
32
St. Louis
-40.54
-37.34